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NC State Fair

Search warrant explains North Carolina State Fair Vortex ride tampering before injuries

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A search warrant made public Thursday explains how a safety mechanism on the Vortex ride was allegedly tampered with before the ride malfunctioned at the North Carolina State Fair in October - causing injuries. Full story...
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Guarding NC fair ride costs $400 a day

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Guarding a ride that seriously injured several patrons earlier this year is costing the North Carolina State Fair $400 a day. Full story...
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DA: Man charged in NC fair injuries cooperating

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Authorities say a thrill ride operator arrested following a mishap at the North Carolina State Fair is cooperating with their investigation. Full story...
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Fair ride owner appears in NC court over injuries

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The Georgia owner of a thrill ride that seriously injured three people at the North Carolina State Fair has made a brief court appearance on felony charges. Full story...
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Ride operator appears in court on NC fair injuries

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A ride operator facing criminal charges over injuries at the North Carolina State Fair has made his first court appearance. Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow of Quitman, GA, faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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Man accused of peeping at boys at North Carolina State Fair

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The Wake County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Raleigh man for allegedly taking picture of boys in a bathroom at the North Carolina State Fair. Full story...
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Worker hurt while dismantling other version of Vortex ride at State Fair

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videoA worker dismantling a ride at the North Carolina State Fair has been hurt. Agriculture Department spokesman Brian Long says the man was injured when a piece of a ride called The Vortex fell on him around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Full story...
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Wine samples available near NC State Fair

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Wine samples are almost available at the North Carolina State Fair, for the first time. Full story...
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E. coli at NC county fair like 2011 State Fair bug

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State health officials say the strain of E. coli bacteria that caused a fatal outbreak at the Cleveland County Fair is similar to the bug that sickened two dozen visitors to last year's state fair. Full story...
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NC State Fair attendance 965,000 this year

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Officials say more than 965,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year. Fair officials said Monday that total attendance for the year was 965,237, making the event that ended Sunday the third highest ever. Full story...
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Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair

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Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria. Full story...
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NC museum exhibit features Scotty McCreery items

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Fans of country music singer Scotty McCreery have already snapped up all the tickets to his two performances later this month at the N.C. State Fair. Now they also have the chance to look at some of his memorabilia. Full story...
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NC lawmakers look at cost of museums, fairs

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North Carolina legislators are sizing up how much money is being spent on state attractions from museums at the state fair. Full story...
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Animal building ID'd as source of State Fair E. coli cases

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Health and agriculture officials say a building that houses sheep, goats and pigs at the North Carolina State Fair is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people. Full story...
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NC officials say E. coli victims all visited fair

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State health officials say the North Carolina State Fair is the focus of the investigation of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least nine people sick. Full story...
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